From the Inside Flap
When Hyam reluctantly returned to the Long Hall, he never imagined how his life would change. Latent powers were honed, chance encounters brought new wisdom, and even love found a way into his heart. With his wife, Joelle, he now makes a home in Falmouth Port.
Hyam is slowly recovering from his battles when a mysterious shipment of Milantian scrolls arrives. Soon he is haunted by dreams of mythic beasts and coming conflicts. When Joelle falls under a sorcerer's spell, he must venture through the desolate lands to save her--and his community.
One particular scroll seems to hold the promise of new powers, but it also carries a hidden warning about an unfathomable threat. As Hyam sets out on another journey, he is keenly aware that he must rely on all his abilities--and his forbidden past--to succeed. His quest could bring deliverance . . . or devastation.|Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn, the award-winning novelist with total worldwide sales of seven million copies. With a lifelong passion for speculative stories, he is also the author of Emissary and Trial Run. A screenplay adaptation of Emissary is currently under development as a feature film with a British production company.
Davis's work has been published in twenty languages, and critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction. He divides his time between Oxford and Florida. Learn more at www.tlocke.com.
From the Back Cover
"A wonderful journey away from the real world . . . A fine start to this intriguing series."--RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
"Locke is a master wordsmith, weaving lyrical prose, fully fleshed characters, and a consuming plot into a tale that is beautiful and epic."--BuddyHollywood.com
"Readers of inspirational fantasy will enjoy [Bunn's] foray into a new genre."--Publishers Weekly
"A superbly crafted fantasy adventure novel."--Midwest Book Review
"Moves like a contemporary thriller but harkens back to the enduring genre of classic fantasy."--FamilyFiction.com
"Thomas Locke transported me into this wonderful, dangerous world . . . An amazing fantasy novel."--Fresh Fiction
"I actually lived the story. Five stars."--LifeIsStory.com